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Kick-off set for Spread Some Good drive to end hunger

AARP  and Walgreens collaborating with Ohio Association of Food Banks to aid local pantries


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A specially designed billboard at East 81 st Street and Carnegie Avenue in Cleveland will be unveiled at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 27, at a news conference launching AARP’s 2014 Spread Some Good drive to supply peanut butter to local food pantries in communities statewide.

“A unique feature of this billboard, provided by Clear Channel Outdoor-Cleveland in a high-traffic corridor, will remind passersby how they can Spread Some Good,” said Mike Barnhart, who volunteers as state president for AARP Ohio.

“We’re kicking off Spread Some Good on this corner to focus on the good that Ohioans can spread in this neighborhood and across the state by making donations at Walgreens stores to supply peanut butter to local food pantries.”

WHO:

Michael Barnhart, state president for AARP Ohio

David Yale, Clear Channel Outdoor-Ohio and Ohio Outdoor Advertising Association

Joseph Prignano, District Manager for Walgreens Cleveland North District

Kristin Warzocha, Vice President of External Affairs for Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Kevin Kelley, President of Cleveland City Council

WHAT:

News conference launching Spread Some Good 2014

WHEN:

10 a.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WHERE:

81 st Street at Carnegie Avenue in Cleveland

WHY:

Starting Wednesday, August 27, and continuing through Wednesday, Sept. 17, every Walgreens store in Ohio will accept Spread Some Good donations of $1 or more at checkout registers. All donations collected at the 272 Walgreens stores in Ohio and Northern Kentucky will be used to buy peanut butter for local food pantries.

Spread Some Good donations will allow the Ohio Association of Foodbanks to make a bulk purchase of low-salt, low-sugar peanut butter. That peanut butter will be shipped to local food pantries throughout the state based on the donations collected in each community. The more donated in a community, the more peanut butter goes its pantry.

 

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